A sizable chunk of the Game of Thrones cast and crew was at San Diego Comic-Con today to discuss everything that happened in season six, and give vague hints about what might occur in season seven, which is a long ways away. (Winter is coming? Screw that, let me know when next summer is here.)
At the end of the panel, moderator Rob McElhenney — of It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia and being awesome fame — asked everyone in attendance to name who they ultimately want on the Iron Throne. Some refused to give specific answers (MVP director Miguel Saponik: “I would be very happy if they shared it, but I don’t think that’s going to happen”); others pandered to the crowd (Iwan Rheon: “I would melt the thing down and have a democracy”).
Sophie Turner was booed for her response — “I think I’d want Littlefinger on the Throne. I just think it’d be fun, it’d be quirky, sadistic. We like that kind of thing. Come on, we all watch Game of Thrones” — while Faye Marsay (the Waif) looked out for her personal safety, saying, “Probably Arya, because if I don’t say Maisie Williams, she’d probably beat me up with a stick.” Meanwhile, the ever-loyal John Bradley-West (Samwell) and Nathalie Emmanuel (Missandei) went with Jon Snow and Daenerys, obviously. Other replies included:
Liam Cunningham (Davos): “The only hint we have of this is George R.R. Martin said the ending will be ‘bittersweet’ and that doesn’t give too much away. Knowing the deranged minds we’re dealing with on this show… I have an image of a White Walker siting on the Iron Throne… The Night King with a leg over an arm smoking a cigar.”
Conleth Hill (Lord Varys): “I know, but I can’t say.”
Isaac Hempstead Wright (Bran): “I think we should have a four pronged Stark dream team…. With Bran just sitting in the corner with a tree.”
Kristian Nairn (Hodor): “I think the Throne’s probably not going to be important by the end of the show, I think there will be a huge battle between the Night King and Daenerys… I think Westeros deserves someone with honor and integrity, so I think Brienne would be good.” (Via)
That’s a solid answer, but I gotta go with my man Davos.
HBO also released a season seven in-production teaser:
“Welcome home, my queen.” Chills.
(Via Entertainment Weekly)